The War in India; Despatches of the Right Honorable L. Gen. Visc. Hartinge

The War in India; Despatches of the Right Honorable L. Gen. Visc. Hartinge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...calibre. The powder found in the limbers and waggons of the guns, and in the magazines of the entrenched camp, has been destroyed, to prevent accidents. ii Six large hackery loads have also been appropriated to the destruction of forts in the neighbourhood. As many of the shot and shell as time would admit of being collected have been brought into the Park--the shells, being useless, have been thrown into the river. The shot will be appropriated to the public service. G. Lawrenson, Major, 2nd Brigade Horse Artillery, Commanding Artillery, 1st Division, Army of the Sutlej. Copy of a Pencil Express, written on the Field of Battle, by Sir Harry Smith, to the Commander-in-Chief. Bank of the Sutlej, 28A January. Hearing the enemy had received a reinforcement yesterday of twelve guns, and 4,000 men last night, I moved my troops at daylight this morning to attack. I think I have taken every gun he had, and driven him over the river. My guns are now battering him from the opposite bank. He came out to fight me. I expect fifty guns are on the field at least. My loss I hope not great. The cavalry charged several times, both black and white, like soldiers, --and infantry, vied with each other in bravery. To the God of Victory we are all indebted. God bless you, dear Sir Hugh. My Staff all right--Mackeson and Cunningham, of the Political Department, bore heavily on some villages. The enemy required all I could do with such brave fellows to teach him to swim. (Signed) H. G. Smith, Major-General. Note.--It will be observed that the publication of the despatch from Sir John Littler, at page 65, did not proceed from the Commander-in-Chief's Office, it not having been countersigned by either the Military Secretary or the Adjutant-General. SOBRAON. The..show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490592
  • 9781236490599